[News] More additions to the cast of Cha Seung-won’s drag comedy.
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So, there’s more information out on Cha Seung-won’s new cop action comedy with director Jang Jin, and get this: he plays a dude who wants to be a lady. Oh man, that is NOT what I expected, even with the title High Heels.
Though Cha Seung-won the actor will be in drag, the story itself is no mere undercover-cop-in-drag setup he’ll be a transgender hero who undergoes the transformation throughout the course of the film. Jang Jin is known for his subversive humor.
Esom (Psychometry, White Christmas) and Oh Jung-sae (Men: An Operating Manual, I Miss You) have joined the cast, and I initially assumed Esom would play Cha Seung-won’s love interest.
Oh Jung-sae’s character is described as a rival (it’s broad so he could be a rival cop or a criminal or maybe he’s even a rival for whoever gets cast as the love interest?) while Esom’s character is the one who helps the hero become a woman.
Cha Seung-won stars as a cop in the violent crimes division, which in itself is a funny backdrop for the story. Can you just imagine the reaction in the precinct?
And to top it off, it’s an action comedy, so she/he will at some point be solving homicides and running after killers in those heels.
Do they even make shoes like that in his size? And what are they going to do with his facial hair? And his tattoo?
High Heels starts shooting in April for a release later this year.